Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Obama makes anti-gay rights move  

When Feministing asked "Is Obama all talk on LGBTQ rights?" the answer might've been yes. President Obama made an upsetting move in allowing his Department of Justice to file a brief that supported the Defense of Marriage Act. According to the Boston Herald:

The DOJ brief, which has touched off a firestorm of anger in the gay community, argued that states should not have to recognize same-sex marriages from other states, just as states don't have to recognize incestuous marriages or unions involving underage girls.

Barney Frank, U.S. representative and gay rights advocate, is particularly disappointed. So is David Mixer, gay blogger and former adviser to President Clinton, who called the DOJ brief, "a sickening document that could have been written by the Rev. Pat Robertson."

I know that technically President Obama isn't in favor of same-sex marriage (or so he says), but to deny same-sex couples these basic rights while implying that same-sex marriage is equatable with incest and statutory rape is just appalling. Contact the White House and express your concern.

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